Merry Christmas!

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We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! Take time to appreciate the true meaning of the season.  Enjoy your family and friends!

Merry Christmas

Reneca and Kalisha

Snack Time’s New Best-Friend!

One of the most important things that I pack in my diaper bag besides diapers is snacks. There have been times when my bag has been packed full of  Tupperware’s  filled with crackers, goldfish, grapes, blueberries, cheese and there have even been times when I have brought along a cup of applesauce. The applesauce in a cup only worked a few times, but the spoons that were packed ended up in the bottom of the bag all crummy and a little gross I have to admit. Actually, I do remember one time when Journey and Faith shared applesauce at the park with a friend from the park and they ended up sick. Not good.

 Being prepared is key and now there is an easier way to carry yummy healthy snacks to go. We discovered Smashies! And just like the name says you smash these little green packets of applesauce straight into your mouth–just like those yogurt tubes, but still with less mess.

From the first time the girls tried them they were completely stuck! With their mouths plastered to the Smashies and then their cheeks full of good ole Snappy Apple applesauce.

Mmmm! Smashies!

Mmmm! Smashies!

Smashies are so much better than good ole applesauce because it is;

Certified USDA Organic, Kosher, Gluten Free, with No animal bi-products, is a no mess snack that is great to go and it is made with only three ingredients! Just like homemade!

  1. Organic apple puree
  2. Organic apple flavor and
  3. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and nothing else. NO preservatives, NO added High Fructose Corn Syrup or Sugar.

Tell me that isn’t amazing! I even tasted them and they taste sooo super sweet, but there isn’t any added sugar and it is easy to swallow (not chunky at all).

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As you can see Smashies is kid-tested and Mother approved! Here are some interesting facts about Smashies and when you are done reading–go on out and get your own! They are super affordable–pricing at about $1 a pouch!

  • The Smashies packaging was inspired by NASA!
  • Smashies is a 100% kid inspired name!
Smashies are good!
Smashies are good!

Thank you Smashies for opening our eyes to the evolution of applesauce!

Hal Moose from Build-A-Bear

Just a couple of days ago we received our Hal Moose from Build-A-Bear Workshop. The box was waiting for them this morning when they woke up. Once the box was opened Journey pulled out Hal, who is a very cuddly soft Moose with light up antlers. Even though he came au natural, Hal and his Sis Holly can also be dressed in the “latest furbulous seasonal fashions.”

Faith checking out the light up antlers!

Faith checking out the light up antlers!

I told the girls that it came from Santa’s Elves (Thanks Build-A-Bear Workshop!) They were excited to see that Santa’s Elves also brought them a “Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure”  book and left them some yummy M & M cookies too.

Journey and Faith have really taking a liking to Hal Moose; they even took him with us to the Post Office as well as being played with all over the house. He has been initiated into Journey’s heart by quietly and patiently allowing her to dress him up like a princess. I had to remind her that he was a boy moose and probably didn’t like wearing pink dresses!

Build-A-Bear created this new holiday story to inspire kids of all ages to believe in their dreams, “Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure.” Find out if this sibling duo is able to work together to save Christmas and their friendship with Santa in time for his famous flight. This book is FREE when you buy both Holly and Hal Moose at only $12 each. The book is also sold separately at $15.99. Build-A-Bear Workshop is the perfect place to go if you are still struggling to find the perfect gift without breaking the bank. There are over 30 furry friends for you to choose from and so many ways to personalize them too! What kid wouldn’t want a new soft and cuddly buddy?!

Hal Moose

Hal Moose

I love that Build-A-Bear Workshop helps families to make special one-of-a-kind gifts and that they are starting such a sweet holiday tradition with the introduction of Holly and Hal Moose. We live so far away from my family and with the passing of Brett’s Grand-parents a lot of our holiday traditions have been some old ones combined with  new family traditions. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to create a new holiday tradition in our family with the coming of Hal Moose. Each year we will surprise the girls with a visit and a special gift from “Santa’s Elves”–in return for their letter’s to Santa. I’m sure that they will enjoy reading their Holly and Hal Moose storybook for many years to come. We already have a favorite Christmas movie and now this new storybook will become a treasured Christmas Eve bedtime story!

Journey and Faith sharing a story together!

Journey and Faith sharing a story together!

Build-A-Bear Workshop also provided a $10 Build-A-Bear giftcard to share with one of you! But we will be hosting a giveway for the giftcard  right after Christmas, so come back next week and check for that!

Shoot for the Moon!

Written by: Reneca

I am reading a really great book called Think & Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.  Although the book was written in 1937, the information in it is still very relevant to today.  Like everything, success starts in the mind; this is the primus of this book.  There is a section in the book on self-confidence, which I feel has a great deal of power.  In affect it is a contract with yourself, to be dedicated to your success. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. 

 

 

Self-Confidence Formula

First.  I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose I life.  Therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality.  Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

Third.  I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it.  Therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence.

Fourth.  I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I will never stop trying until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.

Fifth.  I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice.  Therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.  I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people.  I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others.  I will eliminate hatred, envy jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.  I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.

                I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant and  successful person.

 

                                                                                                               

“To get what you have never had, you must do what you have never done.”
                                                                                                Author Unknown

If we could apply just these principles of self-confidence, just think of all the positive energy that would be flowing around us. 

I hope you all shoot for the moon (with your goals) and know that at the very least you’ll fall amongst the stars!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Much Love 

 

 

 

 

W is for Whale

w_zoe  Now let’s work on the letter W. There are so many fun crafts and activities you can do on the letter W, here are just a few.

·         Have fun working on one of these printable W worksheets.        

 ·    Sing a fun songs about the weather

·         Speaking of weather, this is great time to explore the weather more in depth.  Talk about what the weather is like where you are. 

·         Learn, while doing science.

·         Play

Waiter, Waiter

·         Children take turns ordering W foods.

·         Have each child begin with the phrase:

Waiter, Waiter I would like waffles for my dinner tonight.”

·         Have each child choose a different W food to order.

·         Make a list of W foods first, with pictures, if your children have trouble with this game.

·         Here are a few W foods:

Waffles                                                                Wafers

Watermelon                                       Walnuts

Whipping cream                               Wedding cake

Wraps                                                   Watercress

·         Why not play in the water?  (You could even let your kids play out side in a pool, if it’s warm.  If it’s freezing, put their swimsuits on and let them play in the bath tub!)

o    Explore how water helps us, such as; to drink, to cool off, to wash, as a home for fish.

o    Make some water instruments.

o    Experiment with a water wheel.

o    Measure water with measuring cups.

 

v  For your W page:  Use the Coloring sheet above and cut and paste different animals and foods that start with the letter W.

 

Stuffed Paper Bag Whale

What you need:

·         Paint- blue or gray (tempera, poster, or acrylic paints all work well)

·         Paper lunch bag

·         Newspaper

·         Blue construction paper

·         Elastic band or masking tape

·         Scotch tape

·         Glue

·         Black Marker

·         Optional: wiggly eyes

Directions:

·         Stuff paper bag with shredded newspaper, leaving about 3 inches unstuffed.

·         Scrunch the top together and wrap an elastic band or masking tape around to seal.  

o   The stuffed part is the body of the whale.  

o   The end (top of the bag) is the tail.

·         Paint the paper bag, including the tail, a whale color (blue or grey) or even black and white for an orca whale.  You don’t need to paint the bottom of the whale (the tummy).

·         While your bag is drying… Cut out flipper shapes from shapes from the blue construction paper.

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·         Cut a rectangle from the blue construction paper and cut slits in it (see the dotted lines below)

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·         Roll the piece around a pencil and tape it to make a tube (the spout of the whale)

Once bag is dried

      ·          Scotch tape or glue the flippers  to the paper bag (I usually glue them  to the tummy).  

·         You can poke a hole in the top of the bag with a pencil and squish the bottom of the spout in there and then apply scotch tape as needed.
  

·         Use a black marker to draw on eyes and a nose (or use wiggly eyes or round stickers).

Whale Piñata:

You can add wrapped candy to the stuffing and then allow the kids to break open their whales with a stick (like a piñata).  Having said that, the kids may grow so attached to their creations that they don’t really have the heart to break them.

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letter-x

Letter X…always a tricky little letter. Nothing rhymes and the poor letter only has a few words to call its own…I could only think of Xylophone!

Letter X is the proud leader of these words:

X-Ray

Xylophone (knew that one!)

Xiphias Gladius (which is short for swordfish!)

Very interesting…Now that we have learned some new X words I would still like to stick with the favorite X word of the day; Xylophone. Here is a perfect craft for us today since it is cloudy, gloomy and rainy. Let’s get crafty!

This craft is from one of my favorite online resources for Preschool Activities and Crafts:

Xylophone Craft

What you need:

  • You can print out the exact template here or
  • Use colored construction paper cutouts
  • Glue
  • Crayons, markers,…glitter (to give it pizazz!)
  • Scissors

What to do:xylophone_craft

  • Follow the instructions on the online template version
  • Use colored construction paper and cut out rectangle “bars” for the xylophone. Oh heck! Just go on and use the template…so much easier!
  • You can let your preschooler cutout their own shapes (with your supervision).

What did you learn?

Color discussion:  Discuss and identify each color bar.  Example:  Hold a color bar and say:   What color is this?  Yes, yellow.  What other things are yellow.  How about the sun or a lemon.  

Shape – The rectangle.  For this activity we can focus on the rectangle shape of each color bar.  Discuss that the color panels are rectangles (two long sides and two short sides).   Have the children find other things around them that are rectangles – a door, a refrigerator, window, area rug or table. 
Alphabet Letter X –  Each color bar displays two letter X’s, discuss and identify the X.  Display the Xylophone poster and say that xylophone starts with the letter X.  Conduct a separate activity for letter X.  During the craft assembly the mallets glued over the assembled xylophone to form an X as illustrated.
Counting & Sizing:  Have the children count and organize the color bar rectangles in size sequence from shortest to longest.  Ask which bar is the shortest?  Which is the longest?
————-This craft is a great one to use for your Letter X page. Since the mallots crossing the Xylophone make the shape of the X.

 

  • How else should you spend your Letter X day? You could sing songsand pretend to be a Xiphias Gladius (swordfish).
  • Play the X marks the spot game (great for a rainy day inside!)

Talk to your children about how treasure maps show where the treasure is marked with an X. Then give them a treasure map of a room in your house and let them find the treasures. For added effect put a big X made from tape on the spot where the treasure (cookies or cake for snack) is. That sounds like a lot of fun! Journey and Faith love pretending pirates and that pirates ships are after them. We throw “noonies” and cookies at the pirates to get them to leave us alone. We all know how grumpy we get when we’re hungry–we assume the pirates are mean and grumpy because they just want to eat! HA!

  •  A great free-fun idea for X-day is to ask a local physician or dentist for old x-rays to show your child(ren). It would be really interesting to look at other people’s bones and teeth!

Alright…I’m running out of X ideas! If you have any ideas or suggestions we would love to hear from you–especially if you have any more X ideas. Tricky little letter!

 Have a great day!
Reneca and Kalisha
 
 
 
 

 

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Journey "Diva" Santa

Journey "Diva" Santa

Banana Bread Holiday Cutouts

Banana Bread Holiday Cutouts

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…daaa da da da daaa!”…I never remember that second line! Dang-it!

Above is the Banana Bread that I made to take to the Holiday Party last Thursday. It went really well–it worked out perfect because the actual playground was closed for maintenance so it was a great time to hang out in the grass and let the kids color and eat snacks. The party was low key with people stopping by throughout to drop off their donations. Along with our toy donation I also went through the girls playroom and they gave an old toy also.

Our decorations are finally up…Our stockings (Mine, Faith, Daddy, Journey and Sterling) are hung on the fireplace.

Stockings ready for stuffing!

Stockings ready for stuffing!

 Santa is hanging out at our house till Christmas…he has to keep a close watch on Journey and Faith–to find out who is naughty and who is nice since they both point the finger at each other!

Jolly ole Saint Nick!

Jolly ole Saint Nick!

 A few Christmas ornaments and Brett’s Christmas keepsake; a little red boot with his name painted on top. He has had it since he was a little boy–so sweet! The starfish are beach bum ornaments from last year made by Nana. This year they received two little plush angels in gold and silver.

Christmas treasures...

Christmas treasures...

 I found this beautiful ornament for mine and Brett’s first Christmas together…way back in 2004…it only seems like yesterday…who am I kidding?! It feels like more than 4 years, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

Our First Christmas!

Our First Christmas!

I had to rescue Freddy from outside on Sunday. It rained all night and when I went outside in the morning I saw him swimming frantically in his cage because the rain made the water level rise and he couldn’t climb up on his rock! I felt so bad, so I had to bring him in. Now he is happier–I think he missed us.
Turtles love Christmas!

Turtles love Christmas!

And if you aren’t tired of my amateur photos then I have a couple more. I wanted to take it back to Christmas ’07…when Journey and Faith were 1 year smaller…I like to reminisce…
Faith's 1st Christmas!

Faith's 1st Christmas!Journey (23 months)

 

Menu Plan Monday-Dec. 15

Reneca’s Menu Plan:

Monday:
b-Cream of wheat, with strawberries
l-grilled cheese, carrot sticks and dipping sauce
d-veggie spaghetti

Tuesday:
b-Peach baby cakes
l-egg nest
d-Mini-hamburgers, mixed baby green salad with apples

Wednesday:
b-stuffed french toast
l-home made corn dogs, sweet potato fries, and peas
d-kappa rolls and egg rolls

Thursday:
b-Spinach quiche
l- Sun Flower seed butter and jelly, broccoli salad with grapes
d-L O buffet

Friday:
b-Apple crepes, with yogurt filling
l-biscuit cheese pizza, with pureed squash and sweet potato in sauce
d- Back by popular demand:  Fondue!

Saturday:
b-cranberry pancakes
l-cream cheese quesadillas, with tomato, orange salsa
d-chicken potato soup

Sunday:
b-???Duan’s morning to cook!!! (I get to sleep in a bit!)
l-Egg salad sandwiches
d- Dinner at the Ruff’s

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Kalisha’s Menu Plan:

Breakfast:

  • Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Bacon with Fruit
  • Cinnamon Oatmeal with Strawberries
  • Crepe and Sausage Rolls with Fruit
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Quick Jam Turnovers

Lunch: (All lunches include a side of Fruit and/or Veggie)

  • Mac and Cheese with Wienies
  • Turkey and Cheeses Sandwhiches
  • Tuna Melt
  • Chicken Nuggets and Baked Potato Fries
  • Leftovers…

Dinner:

  • Best-Ever Hamburgers, Corn and Roasted Potatoes
  • Pizza in a Roll
  • Speedy Potato Soup with Cheesy Rolls
  • Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Sauce and Fettuccine
  • Creamy Chicken and Ham Bake with Brocolli

See more Menu Plan’s at OrgJunkie!

Would you like have a menu plan date and have what we’re having for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Well, today is you lucky day! lol…Here are a couple of recipes for you to try along with me:

Simple Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 1/4 C. Biscuit Mix (or make your own using
  • 2/3 C. Milk
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. Cinnamon
  • 6 t. Melted butter
  • 1/2 C. Chopped Nuts
  • 1/2 C. Raisins

Beat biscuit mix and milk together with a fork until dough is stiff; knead on floured surface about 12 times, or until dough is smooth. Roll our into rectangle. Spread with half the melted butter; sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, nuts, and raisins. Roll dough up tightly and press to seal. Cut into 10 slices. Place rolls close together on a greased cookie sheet and brush with rest of melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Yum! Can’t wait to try that one!

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Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Sauce and Fettuccine

  • 8 oz. Fettuccine
  • 1 C. Plain Yogurt
  • 1 T. Flour
  • 1 T. Chopped fresh or 1 t. dried Dill Weed
  • 1 t. Horseradish
  • 1 medium unpeeled cucumber, seeded, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 can (6oz) skinless boneless pink salmon, drained, flaked

Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, mix yogurt and flour. Stir in dill weed and horseradish. heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until hot (do not boil). Stir in cucumber and salmon. Serve over fettuccine. (Makes 4 servings)

 

 

All I want for Christmas!

Our buddy Parenting Pink is hosting her final Pink Christmas Giveaway!…and I want to win! pinkchristmas1-1-12

Don’t you think this dress would look so adorable on Faith? It would match perfect with the dress I luckily won for Journey a couple of weeks ago!  This designer ensemble includes a chic hot pink sweater with pearls hand-sewn into the material; a matching sassy corduroy green skirt with dainty red bows; and a cute white shirt with a matching “gift” embroidered to match both the skirt and sweater.

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Lounge Tip #26…Stress Busters

Each week I receive an email newsletter from a local Mom-friend of mine, The Well Mom. She gives weekly expert advice on how Mother’s can make time for themselves and take care of themselves (most important). This week she included a list of Beat the Blues tips that I wanted to share with you. We normally post a tip on how to lounge, relax, rejuvenate ourselves as women so that we can be better Mother’s, but if we are holding onto stress then we won’t be able to fully enjoy our Lounge Tip Saturdays. So, here are 6 tips on how to Beat the Blahs;

Source: Heather Cabot, The Well Mom

1. Get a change of scenery.
It works for small children, right? Ever notice how you can turn the most outrageous tantrum into a giggle fit just by leading your baby into another room and showing her a new toy? We can boost our own moods by doing the same. You don’t have to plan an expensive adventure to some exotic locale (although that helps, too). Sometimes getting a change of scenery in the tiniest, most mundane ways can alter perspective on much bigger things. Perhaps eating dinner at the table instead of the couch? Take a different route on your way to work or school. Stand up while you are talking on the phone instead of sitting at your desk. Shake up the little things and see how it can transform your view.

2. Listen to someone else’s story (for a change).
When we are feeling down about something, it can be hard to be a good listener. But many times, pausing to really hear about someone else’s life can do wonders for our own heads. Inspiration hits us when we least expect it. I recently had the chance to sit down with someone who now spends her days telling other people’s stories of triumph. You may remember Daryn Kagan, a CNN anchor for twelve years before her bosses unceremoniously informed her she no longer had a job with the cable network. Instead of staying home with the covers pulled over her head, she turned her energies into http://www.darynkagan.com, a webcast devoted to “good news.” Her focus on the art of the possible uncovers the victories of everyday people trying to make the world a better place. That’s a message all of us could use—especially when we’re feeling blah.

3. Help a stranger.
Hold the door for someone. Offer to carry a heavy package or box. Give directions when asked. A little kindness goes a long way. You’ll immediately feel happier when you take a minute to assist another human being—even in the smallest way.

4. Call a friend.
When my girlfriends and I have time to call each other, we attempt to fit in a conversation between naptime and conference calls. It can be hard to feel connected when you are just about to start ranting and the baby wakes up from her nap. Kids display this amazing sixth sense for figuring out the exact time to interrupt Mommy when she is just about to finally talk to another adult about what’s bugging her today. But … my point is, even if we never get to finish the whole discussion, I always feel better after a brief “Hi/Bye.” And you know what? So will your friend on the other end of the line.

5. Clean out a drawer.
Anyone who has either worked with me or lived with me knows that I have a really hard time letting go of stuff. Everything has sentimental value. But as a mom of twin toddlers, with a home growing more cramped by the day thanks to all of their stuff, I am trying really hard to streamline. The best advice anyone gave me is to start small. So take a few minutes and trash the old receipts and broken CD covers taking up space. Clearing out a single drawer, shelf or even your email inbox really does make you feel lighter.

6. Eat something decadent.
I’m not talking about scarfing down a package of Oreos. When we’re feeling low, it’s too easy to self-medicate with food. I say, eat something terribly rich but do so in a purposeful way. Take a moment to actually enjoy it and let go of the guilt. For me, it’s all about dark chocolate. Oh—heck, anything chocolate. But it really does taste better when I actually sit down to eat it.

Hope these tips help to alleviate some of the holiday stress and worry. If you have anything that you do to beat your stress we would love to know–leave a comment!

Have a great weekend!

Kalisha and Reneca

MomSpit…”Inspired by the Original”

Our WINNER is Cheryl F!!! Congratulations!

Reneca’s Thoughts on MomSpit…

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Your running late to take your child to school. When you finally get there, you notice the not-so-subtle milk mustache on their lip.  You go with your gut and do the only thing can do…Stick your finger in your mouth, just to get it wet enough to smear away the milk residue.  Your child looks at you in absolute horror.  “Mom, gross, I don’t want your spit on me!” Those are the words of Kaleah last week.   She starts to cringe when she sees me stick my finger in my mouth.

MomSpit has been Kaleah’s saving grace.  We now keep one in the car just in case we have the morning mustache.  Being a typical 5 year old, she loves the  fig and green tea scent so much she has begun to call it her “spit perfume“, and has to clean her hands before we get out of the car. 

There has been so much buz about not using sanitizers that contain anti-bactorial ingredients or alcohol.  So the great thing is, that MomSpit doesn’t contain either.  I do have to admit, that it is a lot easier to squirt a small amount of MomSpit on the hand rather than try to get enough spit in my own mouth. (Gross, but don’t act like you haven’t done it).

You can use MomSpit in so many situations, and it is great for the whole family. I especially like to use it after we leave the grocery store.  I didn’t like to use the sanitary cleansers on DJ because they are too harsh for infants.  MomSpit is mild and moisturizing.   From this day forward I will not use my own spit to clean faces, instead I’ll use the next best thing MomSpit!

Kalisha’s Thoughts on MomSpit…

From the first time I saw this product I knew I would love it just from the name–inspired by the original! As a child I would dread the moment I saw my Mom reach her thumb to her mouth for a “thumb-lick” to wipe crusties off  mine and my brother’s face. I always vowed that when I became a Mom I would never do that to my children…Well, now I am a Mom and I have been in situations where the “thumb-lick” is the only way.

I always joke around that my girls are like magnets to dirt–literally. Playing all morning long at the park leaves their hands, feet and face pretty grubby with mostly sand, dirt, and squished bugs. I would use toomany baby wipes to count trying to keep them clean.  Since receiving my MomSpit, the “thumb-lick” and the baby wipes have become a thing of the past.

 I keep one at my dining room table, one in my diaper bag and another in the girl’s room. It really is amazing how such a small amount can clean any grubbiness into squeaky clean perfection! You know how kids eat; with their hands all in the food then all in their mouths! Either they make you really hungry or not at all! MomSpit cleans all types of dining messes:

  • Sticky Syrup
  • Sloppy Spaghetti Sauce
  • Chocolate Milk Mustaches
  • Dried Yogurt and Cream Cheese

Now after every meal I give Journey a squirt of MomSpit (she really likes the Fig and Green Tea scent) and she knows how to rub her hands together to get the stickies off as well as her face. My 20 mo old, Faith, is even getting in on the MomSpit. She asked me last night at dinner, “Clean hands too!”  I gave her a squirt but she was so in awe of the small little mountain of foam on her hand–I had to break her from her trance to tell her to scrub her hands together!

I’m so happy that my girl’s will be a little less grubby because MomSpit has come into our lives. I really love that it doesn’t contain alcohol and doesn’t dry out my hands. After trying out MomSpit I take the vow never to use the “thumb-lick” again and I hope you will too!

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“Designed for efficiency, you only need a quarter-sized drop to tackle most dirt removal from hands or face. Rub MomSpit in a circular motion until fully absorbed. It’s moisturizing, so it may feel like you’ve put on a very light lotion at first, but it will absorb nicely into your skin, leaving it smooth and clean.”

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MOMSPIT GIVEAWAY TIME!!

MomSpit is graciously giving one of our readers a chance to win some MomSpit of their very own!

Entry #1 : Visit the MomSpit website and come back and tell us what scent of the MomSpit you like the best and why you would vow to give up the “thumb-lick”–forever! (Remember to leave a valid email address with your comment!)

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(Leave a comment for each)

* Blog about this contest with a link to this post and MomSpit.

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One winner will be chosen!

*We will be using a random number generator to select the winner.

* Contest ends at 11:59pm on Friday December 19, 2008.  If the prize is not claimed in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

*Contest open to U.S. residents only.

We also really need and (want) a new blog design…just today I saw a giveaway for just that thing…must be the universe telling me something (*wink) Well, Dr Mommy Says is having a blog design giveway worth $200 by Lagniappe PressWe want to win,but if you need a new blog design then you can click the link to see how to enter too!